THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT                                        Matthew 4:1-11

“ And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” (Luke 4:8)

The sword of the Spirit – the Word of God – You fight Satan with the Word of God – the sword of the Spirit. It is the only offensive weapon the Bible mentions. The Bible says that Jesus was tempted by the devil (Luke 4:1-2) But when Satan tempted Jesus to oppose Him from bringing redemption to mankind, Jesus did not groan against the devil for three hours or try to pull down Satan’s strongholds. He was protected by truth and righteousness, so He simply stood His ground and used the sword of the Spirit the Word of God. In every temptation, Jesus said, “It is written” (Matthew 4:4,7, 10 Luke 4:4,8,12) Jesus Himself quoted the Word of God, using the Word “wrestling” with the devil. But the only weapon Jesus used against the devil was faith in the Word of God. If Jesus wrestled with the devil using the Word, then that’s how we should deal with the devil also.

Why does the Bible call the Word of God “the Sword of the Spirit? The word “Spirit” and “anointing” are often used synonymously in the Bible. The Bible says the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing (Isaiah 10:27) God’s Word is anointed. So we could say the sword of the anointing, the Word of God – breaks the yoke of salvation’s bondage. God after any yoke that binds you with the sword of the Spirit. Free yourself from Satan and walk in the liberty Jesus already purchased for you (Kenneth E. Hagin)

PRAYER LINE: Father, please grant me the grace to speak Your word in faith and as a battle axe to defeat the wiles of the devil. I pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen.


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